Two scams circulating in Monroe County

Residents are being reminded to report any suspicious scam calls to their local law enforcement.

Posted: Nov 28, 2019 2:34 PM
Updated: Nov 29, 2019 6:10 PM

AMORY, Miss. (WTVA) - According to the Monroe County Circuit Clerk’s office, it has received phone calls from multiple residents letting them know their phone number is being used for spam and spoof phone calls.

The residents are being told they owed the Court money and/or they had a warrant or summons issued for them from the Court.

Residents are being asked to be aware of such calls and remember your Circuit Clerk’s Office will never call you about court actions, or to collect money owed.

According to the Amory Fire Department, the department has been notified that a person or a group of people are representing themselves as the Amory Fire Department. They are calling citizens and asking for donations.

One citizen called to complain to the fire chief saying that the caller was very rude but she still planned to make a donation.

The Amory Fire Department, the City of Amory, the Amory Police Department, nor any other department will be calling or have ever called citizens to request money for fundraising.

Any fundraising would be done through committees, and it would be verifiable on the official city website and social media.

Residents are asked not to donate money to anyone calling asking for donations for the City of Amory.

Record their information and report it to the Amory Police Department at 662-256-2676.

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